Bordeau Resigns as Municipal Services Director

WDOR News has learned that Bob Bordeau, Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services Director, has resigned his position. Bordeau, who is 54, has been a city staffer since 1996. He has been Municipal Services Director since 2009. During his tenure, Bordeau has been credited with directing improvements in several areas over the years, including the park system. He was also effective at receiving grant funding for various … Continue reading

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Ask DoCo Answers Common Door County Questions

The Door County Visitor Bureau has introduced a new video initiative online. Jon Jarosh, the tourism organization’s Director of Communications and PR, told WDOR that “Ask DoCo” premiered last month… Jarosh says the premise of the program is to answer questions about Door County by way of short videos. He tells us what the next question is… In the months ahead, Jarosh and his desk … Continue reading

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New Aerial Truck for SBFD

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department took possession of its new aerial truck on Thursday and firefighters are learning about its capabilities. The nearly million dollar vehicle replaces another aerial that had served the department for more than three decades. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the changeover has been in the planning stages for several years… Chief Dietman says the new aerial truck is a step … Continue reading

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Skatepark Initiative Makes Final Payment

The Sturgeon Bay skatepark is free and clear of debt. The group that spearheaded the construction of the west side facility has announced that a payment to the city for the bridge financing it provided has been made, closing the books on the effort that raised nearly $450,000 for the project. Matt Dixner-Young, who with Laurel Hauser co-chaired the fundraiser, says the initiative is a … Continue reading

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Gibraltar School Nominated for Blue Ribbon Award

A Door County school is a nominee for a national Blue Ribbon School award. In January, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction nominated the Gibraltar Elementary School for the national distinction, one of eight Wisconsin schools selected to compete for the award. Schools are nominated for exhibiting a high level of educational excellence and exemplary achievement. The Gibraltar School District will learn in September if … Continue reading

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Friends Group Questions DNR’s High Water Mark

A member of the friends group that sued the City of Sturgeon Bay over a proposed waterfront hotel has offered his take on the DNR decision related to the parcel’s ordinary high water mark. Friends spokesperson Dan Collins says he appreciates the DNR’s affirmation of the state constitution’s public trust doctrine, but finds fault in the location selected for the line that determines public and … Continue reading

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DNR Issues High Water Mark Ruling for Granary Property

The Department of Natural Resources has issued a ruling on the ordinary high water mark for a parcel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront that has been the focus of a lawsuit involving the city and a friends group. The state agency, in a lengthy document, set the dividing line between what is considered public and private property after taking testimony at a public hearing … Continue reading

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Miss Door County 2018 Crowned

Madeline Winkel, daughter of Mark and Joan Winkel of Forestville and a graduate of Madison Edgewood College, was selected as Miss Door County Saturday evening. Jay Zahn was at the 22nd annual Miss Door County and 8th annual Miss Door County’s Outstanding Teen pageants and filed this report for WDOR… Jay also tells us that Lauren Junion, daughter of Jeff and Liz Junion, and a … Continue reading

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North Section of Door County Snowmobile Trails Open

One section of the Door County snowmobile trail system is now open. The county Trails Coordinator says the North Section, from Maple Tree Road/Kangaroo Beach Road (Egg Harbor to Baileys Harbor) north to the Gills Rock area is open, but is listed in poor condition. The central, southeast and southwest sections remain closed at this time. The most current updates on the Door County snowmobile … Continue reading

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Nature Conservancy Purchases 362 Acres Near Baileys Harbor

Nearly 362 acres of land, surrounded by the Baileys Harbor Boreal Forest and Wetlands State Natural Area in Door County has been purchased by the Nature Conservancy. When the land is designated as a state natural area, it will almost double the size of this unique and diverse natural area. The Nature Conservancy’s Mike Grimm explains why the property is being conserved… Grimm says a … Continue reading

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